Bohning Recalls Hunting Crossbows Due to Injury Hazard; Can Fire Unexpectedly

The crossbow can fire unexpectedly when the auto-safety mechanism appears to be on and the trigger is pulled, posing an injury hazard to the user and bystanders. In addition, the crossbow limbs can crack or break under normal use.

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: February 12, 2013
Recall number: 13-724
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  • Middleton Siege Crossbow

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    Middleton Siege Crossbow

  • "The Siege" and the model number are printed on the crossbows

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    "The Siege" and the model number are printed on the crossbows

  • The unique serial number (12-XXX) is printed on the crossbow

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    The unique serial number (12-XXX) is printed on the crossbow

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Middleton Siege Crossbows

Hazard:

The crossbow can fire unexpectedly when the auto-safety mechanism appears to be on and the trigger is pulled, posing an injury hazard to the user and bystanders. In addition, the crossbow limbs can crack or break under normal use.

Consumer Contact:

The Bohning Company, Ltd., at (800) 253-0136, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.bohning.com and click Product Recall for more information.

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Recall Details

Units

About 150

Description

This recall involves "The Siege" hunting crossbows with model numbers 315, 330, 355 and 375. "The Siege" and the model numbers are printed in large lettering directly above the trigger mechanism. "Bohning/Middleton Crossbow," "Patent pending" and serial number are engraved on opposite sides of the rear barrel of each crossbow. The serial number, 12-XXX, is unique for each crossbow. The crossbows measure 36 to 39 inches in length, are camouflage/black in color and have a scope mounted on the top. The crossbows were sold with a scope, arrow quiver, quiver brackets, cocking aid and a string changer.

Incidents/Injuries

None reported

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled crossbows and contact Bohning to return the crossbows for a full refund. Bohning is contacting customers directly.

Sold at

Sporting goods stores in Texas and Pennsylvania and online at www.bohning.com from June 2012 through October 2012 for between $675 and $985.

Importer

The Bohning Company Ltd., of Lake City, Mich.

Manufactured in

Canada

  • Middleton Siege Crossbow

  • "The Siege" and the model number are printed on the crossbows

  • The unique serial number (12-XXX) is printed on the crossbow